If you are a fan of horror shows, “Stranger Things” is your thing! It is a sci-fi, a horror story, a thriller and everything you need to quench your thirst for enigma. The series has been produced by The Duffer Brothers, Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, Matt Thunell, Karl Gajdusek and Iain Paterson. The Duffer Brothers are also the creators of the series. The series aired on Netflix for the first time, in 2016, on 15 July.
Stranger Things features Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery, Cara Buono and Dacre Montgomery in important roles. The series has had three seasons. The first season revolved around the story of a boy, named Will Byers. He lives in a town called Hawkins, and suddenly disappears. After his disappearance, certain odd activities start happening. A girl with some kind of psychokinetic powers comes into the scene and the dots start connecting.
The second season was about Will’s return into the real world and how tries to cope up with the trauma he’s gone through. Also, entities of the other world keep reminding him of the incident and keep on haunting him. The third season encompassed the dynamics of the relationship between Eleven and Mike. The series seems quite real since the makers have used the references in the plot that resemble the era on which it’s background has been set. There is a mention of Stephen King and Steven Spielberg and some strange policies by the government that were ruled out during that period.
|TV Series:||Stranger Things Season 4|
|Genre:||Horror, mystery, thriller|
|Created by:||Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer|
|Written by:||Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer|
|Place Of Origin:||Hawkins, Indiana|
|Producers:||The Duffer Brothers
|Number of seasons:||3|
|Number of episodes:||25|
Awards and Nominations
Stranger things won the Primetime Emmy Award six times and was nominated 39 times. It received four nominations for the Golden Globe Award and one nomination for the British Academy Television Award. It was nominated twice for Directors Guild of America Award and thrice for the Writers Guild of America Award. It received three Grammy Award nominations and won one Screen Actors Guild Award in the category “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series”. The series has been presented with two American Film Institute awards and one Critics’ Choice Television Award. It also won three People’s Choice Awards.
Cast and characters
The character of Joyce Byers has been played by Winona Ryder. Joyce is a Divorcee and is in a relationship with Bob, who has been her classmate. Mike Wheeler, the son of Karen and Ted Wheeler has been played by Finn Wolfhard. He is the closest friend of Will Byers and also a brother to his two sisters, Holly and Nancy. The character of chief of Hawkins Police Department, Jim Hopper has been played by David Harbour.
Jim falls for Eleven and starts pursuing her. The character of Eleven Hopper AKA Jane has been played by Millie Bobby Brown. She is a girl with psychokinetic powers and speaks less due to deficiency of vocabulary. The daughter of Terry Ives, runs out of the Hawkins Laboratory, since she was being used as a hamster to perform experiments. Eventually she becomes a good friend of Mike, Dustin, and Lucas. Eleven falls for Mike.
The second season comes as a surprise when Hopper decides to adopt Eleven as his daughter and in the third season, the father daughter duo come closer and start sharing an emotional bond. Gaten Matarazzo has played the character of Dustin Henderson who is a good friend of Will Byers. His girlfriend Suzie is played by Gabriella Pizzolo, who features in the third season.
Caleb McLaughlin has played the character of Lucas Sinclair and Natalia Dyer has played the character of Nancy Wheeler. Charlie Heaton has played the character of Jonathan Byers and Cara Buono has played the character of Karen Wheeler. Matthew Modine has played the character of Martin Brenner and Noah Schnapp has played the character of Will Byers. Sadie Sink has played the character of Max Mayfield. Joe Keery has played the character of Steve Harrington and Dacre Montgomery has played the character of Billy Hargrove. Bob Newby was played by Sean Astin and Paul Reiser played the character of Sam Owens.
Maya Hawke played the character of Robin Buckley and Priah Ferguson played Erica Sinclair. Brett Gelman played the character of Murray Bauman and Jamie Campbell Bower featured in the series, playing the character of Peter Ballard. The character of Eddie Munson has been played by Joseph Quinn.
The first season aired on July 15, 2016 and has 8 episodes. The second season was released on October 27, 2017 and had 9 episodes. The third season had 8 episodes and premiered on July 4, 2019. While the 4th season is yet to be announced.
Story of Stranger Things Season 4
The story is about a town Hawkins in Indiana, where the government has set up its secret laboratories where it performs experiments that defy general values and law. A young boy goes missing just nearby the site of the laboratory. All the residents are concerned and confused about his disappearance and also doubt the presence of a supernatural energy when suddenly a girl ( Eleven) appears. This girl has some psychokinetic powers with which she can help them. Soon, the boy returns from the “Upside Down” but finds it hard to move on from the incident.
It is found out that Eleven has also been running from the people of the government who caught her and put her into a laboratory. With the help of the police, they try solving the issue and getting rid of the “Stranger Things”.